Wednesday, May 30, 2018

"Sisters of the Faith" Pinkeep Drum...

Welcome dear needlefolk friends!

My intentions were to post on Monday, 
but that didn't happen, now it Wednesday! 

Introducing the finished model for kit number two of
"Prairie Sisters Handworke Club"...

"Sisters of the Faith" Pinkeep Drum

This project is designed to reflect the symbolism 
reminiscent of the 19th century!

In the center of the drum is a "Peacock"...
The "eyes" in the peacock's tail feathers symbolize the all~seeing God.  
Also, a symbol of immortality, and associated with 
Paradise and the Tree of Life.

Nestled above the peacock is a "Heart"...
~ Hearts are a symbol of Charity

moving to the right of the peacock...
...this sister is holding out a crown
 ~ Crowns are a symbol of Hope

This sister's initials "NK" are in tribute to my stitching friend,
Nataly Koplovsky from Massachusetts
who won the quarterly club initials drawing.

to the left of the peacock...
This sister is wearing a crown and holding out a key
~ keys are a symbol of Faith

This sister's initials "TB" are mine.  
Pattern will include charted alphabet so you can 
personalize your drum with your own set of initials.

between this sister and the peacock... a little "peachick" following behind its papa!

~ Peacock Trivia ~

~ peacocks are from the peafowl family
~ males are called peacocks
~ females are called peahens
~ babies are called peachicks

glance of the back seam...
A tall tulip borders each side of the back seam.

top view...
Please note that this finished model was completely antiqued
 with walnut stain, the Civil War Reproduction fabric on 
both the top and bottom of the drum,  and to the 
 sampler as well...packed with sawdust.

Now for the winner of the quarterly club
gift giveaway drawing...
The base of this sweet little antique Art Nouveau pinkeep 
is made of gold gilted pot metal with a floral relief design.  

Still has the original covering which is worn and faded from age, 
and is packed with traditional sawdust.

Congratulations Laura...hope you enjoy!


Kits are scheduled to ship approximately 
June 4~5th.

Memberships are still available through Etsy,
to check it out, please click HERE

If you join now you will also receive the first kit...
which was "Prairie Sisters" Scissor Mat.


Sharing with you are some early morning
photos of our front yard... 
Such a pretty time of the smell of fresh cut grass!

This is our "Linden Tree"...
In July it produces beautiful creamy yellow flowers 
that are so fragrant our whole farm smells lovely!

This is the view to the east of the farmhouse...
of our eastern farm field!

Love the misty look during the early morning hours!
On the lower left of this photo is just a little corner of
the roof of my Studio!


Soul Food...

And this I pray, that your love may 
abound yet more and more in knowledge and in all judgment;

That ye may approve things that are excellent;
that you may be sincere and without offence till the day of Christ.

Philippians 1:9~10...kjv


As we walk through life learning and growing by each
passing year we develop a discernment...

~Knowledge is wisdom that comes from acquiring truth
~Insight is wisdom that comes from living out the truth we acquire
~ Discernment is wisdom that comes from the Holy Spirit's reminders 
of that knowledge and insight


Wishing you a stitch filled day!
Kindly, Tammy


  1. So beautiful, all your work and the meaningful symbolism! Thank you for sharing, Tammy!

    ~~Nancy of The Bonnie White Hare

  2. A very pretty drum pinkeep.
    The info is interesting, thanks for sharing it.
    Great farm pics!

  3. Tammy: Your new design is lovely, thank you for the information on Peacocks, the farm at the entrance to our housing development has Peacocks, they are so beautiful and weight almost nothing.


  4. wow !!! beautiful and so lovely work :) i really like your good idea so much.Thank for sharing.


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